After opening the Rivaner (see blog entry just prior to this one) I had to open another wine to wash the Rivaner out of my mouth and mind. It was an interesting juxtapositioning of wines.
The Rivaner might be used for cooking because it’s lack of acidity just makes it intolerable to drink.
Yet this wine though very inexpensive ($4) on sale, has some character to it thanks to some acid.
It is light gold with a light sweet bouquet of citrus. This wine is unremarkable, light in every way, and yet its acid structure makes it so much more palatable and so much easier to drink with food.
I wouldn’t recommend this wine but putting it side by side with the Rivaner, this one–half the price–wins hands down. Raise a glass now of something NICE and quit being so stinking cheap–like ME! Like the little pillow someone gave me says, “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”
I’ll drink to that!